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May 5, 2020

Announcements

Blended Course Design Learning Community to Run May 18 - Aug 15. Apply by May 14

SoTL Summer Reading Group | Online Teaching Survival Guide. Apply by May 15

The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT) Special Call

Upcoming Events

Small Teaching Online (online book group)

Panel: The Affordances and Constraints of Using Zoom in Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching

TTFS: Increasing Student Engagement with Recorded Lectures Using Kaltura Quizzes

Fostering Engagement in Online Discussion

Announcements

SoTL Summer Reading Group | Online Teaching Survival Guide. Apply by May 15

Boettcher & Conrad (2016) present a comprehensive and user friendly guide for anyone teaching online. Organized into three parts, the book covers core principles of learning and teaching online, specific tips and strategies to teach effectively in this space, and a section on reflection and planning to increase your skill as an online instructor.

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The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology (JoTLT) Special Issue Call for Proposals

The JoTLT is issuing a call for a special issue on transitioning to online teaching and learning in a time of urgency. Faculty, students, and staff are currently experiencing the need to pivot teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage manuscripts from faculty, students with faculty co-authors/sponsors, staff (such as instructional designers, consultants, technologists, and advisors), and administrators.

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Upcoming Events

Small Teaching Online (online book group)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Online

Interested in learning more about teaching online and how to design effective online courses? Join this online book group as we read through Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes.

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Panel: The Affordances and Constraints of Using Zoom in Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching

Friday, May 15, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Online

Panelists will share deciding factors in using Zoom to support their course, how they managed student feelings and learning activities when moving online, and helped students to become self-directed learners. Panelists will discuss their strategies in the first part of the session. The rest of the time will be devoted to answering questions from the audience. Audience members will also be encouraged to share their strategies as well.

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TTFS: Increasing Student Engagement with Recorded Lectures Using Kaltura Quizzes

Monday, May 18, 2020 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Online

With the sudden move online Jacob Farmer, instructor SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUB, needed to break up his traditional lecture sessions into more digestible chunks for his students. He created or found short, engaging videos and wanted to hold students accountable for viewing them. He decided to use the Kaltura quizzing function to embed low stakes assessments into these videos.

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Fostering Engagement in Online Discussion

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Online

Discussion boards become our default setting for gathering student's thoughts in an online environment. But are we integrating the work students share in their posts into the course as it unfolds? Online discussion offers a means to build a sense of connection not just to the student and course content, but among your students, as well. Drawing on Boettcher & Conrad's (2016) Online Teaching Survival Guide, this webinar will share tips for building a sustainable and rich online discussion practice.

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